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Nonprofit briefs, May 11
Oklahoman Modified: May 9, 2014 at 6:36 pm •  Published: May 11, 2014


Metro Alliance plans annual luncheon

OKC Metro Alliance is hosting its annual fundraising luncheon at noon May 22 at the Christian Life Center at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 222 NW 15. The keynote speaker will be Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater. He will speak about the impact of substance abuse within our community. The Wise Guys will be musical guests.

Lunch is complimentary, but donations will be accepted and are tax-deductible. All proceeds will be used to assist participants in OKC Metro Alliance Inc.’s FIRSTEP program.

For more information, to sponsor a table or RSVP, call 232-1864 or email For more information on OKC Metro Alliance, go to

Chuck Wagon festival set for May 24 and 25

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is hosting its 24th annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children’s Cowboy Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24 and 25.

Children can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities, and stagecoach and covered wagon rides around the festival grounds are a family favorite. Authentic chuck wagon food samples will be served and musical entertainment is planned with an all-star lineup. Families also can head to the museum’s indoor Children’s Cowboy Corral, which offers hands-on entertainment.

Chuck Wagon activities, along with tasting bowls and museum admission, are included in festival admission. Admission is $15 for adults and free for children 12 and younger and museum members. The museum is at 1700 NE 63. For more information, go to or call 478-2250.

Open call issued for duck sculptures

Norman’s dynasty of ducks is ready to expand. The Public Arts Board is issuing a call for local artists to design/enhance three new duck sculptures based on Samo Ducky. The new ducks will be placed in Normandy Park, Frances Cate Park and Faculty Heights Park. The completed sculptures will be installed and dedicated by fall.

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